C O N S T E L L A T I O N S : P A T T E R N S O F S I G N I F I C A N C E 2015
With my love of vintage map, Atlases and star charts as my starting point, I played with the way that they visually present random facts and disparate pieces of information about places and huge spaces. I generated abstract forms based on this data, painting and drawing 'constellations' that scatter themselves across imagined spaces.
Their titles reflect the information presented- topographical densities of flora and fauna, migratory routes of birds, internal air transport routes and Autumnal customs in Ireland.
I see maps as scaffolds for the imagination- the mind can roam and dream unfettered, as the eye takes in the information presented.